Safeguarding news and statements

Read safeguarding news and statements from the National Safeguarding Team.
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    Synod votes to bring forward draft safeguarding legislation

    12/02/2014

    NEWS / Synod voted today that proposals for draft legislation to enable the Church of England to deal more effectively with safeguarding issues be brought forward.

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    Synod supports safeguarding apology and commitment to tighten procedures

    07/07/2013

    NEWS / General Synod voted today to acknowledge and apologise for past safeguarding wrongs. It also voted to endorse work on legislative and non-legislative changes to tighten procedures which have been identified following the Chichester Commissaries interim and final safeguarding reports.

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    Response to Interim Report of the Archbishops Chichester Visitation

    30/08/2012

    NEWS / The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, today responded as Chair of the Joint Safeguarding Liaison Group to the Interim Report of the Archbishop's Chichester Visitation.